B.C. is a leader in recycling, but in Nanaimo, we are actually doing less than we used to.
Join Guest Speaker Ben Geselbracht to discuss how we can make our city a leader in complete waste management on a special Town Hall forum via Zoom.
Ben is a current Nanaimo City Councillor, working on a team to address solid waste management. He is the liaison for solid waste and climate change initiatives between our municipality and the provincial government. He will be discussing where we are currently, the direction we are going, and what we can all do to support this initiative.
Nanaimo and B.C. have a lot to be proud of when it comes to recycling. Our residential “bin” system effectively keeps a huge amount of garbage from ending up in our landfills. And the depots to deal with a glass, refundable containers, electronics, and other items also helps keep our garbage down. But if you remember, the Kenworth Road facility also used to recycle, repurpose or resell old furniture, lamps, tables and many other still-useful items. They even raised enough money to create a crisp, clean modern facility to process recyclables, refundable containers, and larger “solid waste” items, unlike anything we have now.
What happened? Our guest speaker will lead a discussion on how things have changed in Nanaimo and what needs to be done to fix it. A city, a provincial riding, and indeed a province, should put people first. How do we go forward in creating a full recycling program?